Tuesday, 6 November 2012

"A Dream Come True"
"A Promise" Wall Hanging
"A New York Minute"
By Mistra Hoolahan

A Dream Come True

Hi everyone... today I have some more Green Tara delisciousness
 to share with you!
 First up I have this layout of my friend Nancy and myself living
a dream..... a trip to New York!  Seeing the Statue of Liberty
made it all so real for me!

I have used beautiful Heirloom Flowers in both sizes here,
some Roses {coloured with Smooch Spritz to match}, Maple Leaves,
Tulle, lovely Lace and some of the stunning
 new Silver Diamante Trim.

I coloured the chipboard with the same colour I sprayed the flowers,
 blending all the tones together.

The Peach Heirloom flower is the perfect colour to match these papers,
 I love that about Green Tara, they have a colour and style that's bound
 to match whatever papers you have!

The new Silver Diamante trim is fabulous!  It's so easy to use,
this one can be trimmed to singles to pop into your embellishment clusters.
 They really sparkle!!

Green Tara Products used:
Heirloom Flowers 6.5cm Peach XF9213Pe
Heirloom Flowers 4cm White XF9317Wh and Peach XF9317Pe

Maple Leaves Copper 4.5cm LA7C

Ribbons and Trims
Silver Diamante Trim 12mm Round RBY36 


A Promise Wall Hanging

Lately I am loving creating these little wall hangings!  They are such fun,
just getting to make mess, adding beautiful lace, trims, flowers, chippy...
 letting it create itself, the process for me is absolute pleasure!

This one was inspired from a saying on a little notebook my friend
 Nancy gave me, it was such a perfect verse.

I used an old vintage doily that my grandmother made as the base,
then covered it and the canvas in Golden Fiber Paste.  Then while wet
 it was sprayed with Smooch Spritz and some LSG Starburst Stains...
 I love letting it sit overnight and seeing how the colours settled .

Then I created a huge bouquet of lavender, pink and white flowers,
 all from Green Tara... the tones and shapes all blend together so beautifully.   

Green Tara butterflies were added to flutter all over the hanging...

Bows and Bling...the coloured Jute Ribbon always ties a perfect bow
 and the Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystals add such an elegant touch.

...and gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard completes it perfectly.

The chipboard was painted white, spritzed with mixed berries smooch spritz
and then finished off with some Fairy Dust glitter.
{because all good wall hangings need to have some sparkle!} 

Green Tara Products used:

 8cm Camellia - Lilac
5cm Sakura Silk and Pearl - Lilac XF9221L
4cm Heirloom - Pale Pink XF9317PP
2cm Roses - White FDR009Wh
3cm Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres - Pale Pink SDPPL60
3 Layer Gardenia - Lilac FDV054L
4cm Apple Blossoms - White FDV044Wh
Cherry Blossoms - White FLC22Wh

 Coloured Jute Ribbon 25mm White RB407Wh
Rainforest Velvet and Organza Butterfly 7cm Lavender XP0746L
Rainforest Velvet and Organza Butterfly 3cm Lavender XP0780L



In A New York Minute

And finally I have this layout I was playing with last week...
and as the flowers and ribbons are Green Tara {naturally}
 I can share it with you here today too!!

I had the best fun playing with these "Clippings" papers from Basic Grey.
 Usually I'm not into disorganised patterns but with the paper layers and
fabulous colours this range grabbed my attention!    I felt they were
 perfect for this photo of me, sitting in Times Square eating my first
 New York Hot Dog, subtle flowery patterns weren't going to cut it!

I did manage to get in some flowers though, as always Green Tara 
to the rescue with  Roses and Cherry Blossoms.

I've also popped in some flat Green Tara petals behind papers
and under the little flower clusters. 

The sweet Stitched Grosgrain helped to tie in the soft flowers
 with the cluttered background papers.

Delicate Dusty Attic Flutterbies add that little element of 'me' to the layout.
 {Because I LOVE butterflies}.

The title needed a spash of colour, so I chose to use muted tones
 of the splash of red in the photo using a mix of Holly Berries,
 Tea Party and  Candle Glow Smooch Spritz.

The Cherry Blossoms were originally white, but I have created a
matt mist by watering down some aqua toned paint and
 spraying the flower.  The flowers hold together well and dry
 nice and quickly with a heat gun.

Green Tara Products used:

Cherry Blossom - White FLC22Wh
5.5cm Petals - White PFLP12

3mm Stitched Grosgrain - Ivory/Light Brown RB244Iv/LB


Thanks for visiting today!

Also remember  to drop by and visit us on FACEBOOK to see what else
 the Green Tara girls have been up to.

Mistra xo



  1. So much gorgeousness happening here Mistra. Inspiration central for sure. Love them all. Truly a great post. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers Di xo

  2. fantastic work, love the purples, oh buggger it I love it all.

  3. sigh drool .... OMG Mistra these are just out of this world ... so much to see and drool over. you have showcased the blooms divinely .. loveeeeeeeeeeeee them all xoxo

  4. How absolutely beautiful Mistra - I just love these!!!!!

  5. Hi Mistra....such gorgeous creations! that trip must have been amazing! All of the GT looks just amazing in your projects

  6. Wow, oh wow! These are all so soooo amazing! Loving all the beautiful GT flowers!

  7. I love these projects Mistra - just divine. And the "New York Minute" layout is a real showstopper! Love these!

  8. Your work always takes my breath away! I'm still waiting for my canvas similar to the one above! xoxo